Thursday, June 23, 2005

Defending flag-burning

Some Democrats are worried they won't get re-elected if they oppose a flag-burning amendment. I say these people have their priorities askew. What they should be worried about is the erosion of American civil liberty under the guise of patriotism. A flag-burning amendment is not patriotisim, it is instead nationalism, and it is noxious.

What this amendment does is protect the flag at the expence of what it represents: democratic freedom. It is a blasphemy law, similar to laws in Pakistan where burning a Koran is punishable by death, differing only by degrees but not in kind.

This is not the answer to 9-11. Freedom and democracy are not spread by the legislation of orthodoxy.

2 comments:

August said...

Can't believe nobody saw fit to tell you that this is an AWESOME POST and quite true.

Hume's Ghost said...

Thanks, lets hope the Senate comes to its senses and does not pass this amendment.